LCA XVIII - Students

Student Volunteers

ACLCA is pleased to offer our student volunteer program for this year's LCA XVIII Conference. Eligible students will be able to apply to volunteer during the conference and at conference events in exchange for free entry into the LCA XVIII Conference. Prerequisites:

  • You must be currently enrolled as a student (be at least a part-time student).
  • You must submit a letter of recommendation from one of your professors. (Electronic copy accepted, must include contact details of professor).
  • You must be available for an in-person pre-conference meeting at the Fort Collins Marriott on Monday, September 24th at 3:00 pm.
  • You must be available to volunteer during the conference and conference events.

Applications will be evaluated in the order they are received and positions are given accordingly.  A waiting list will be created and should any more spaces become available.

Student Poster Contest

Students are offered the opportunity to participate in our annual Student Poster Contest. This contest is offered only to currently enrolled students. Any student may enter by submitting an abstract through our submission process. Please check the box for the student poster contest.

Student Poster Instructions (PDF)

Student Poster Contest Sponsored by Earthshift Global

Student Workshop – No Charge

September 24 – 10AM-1PM – Fort Collins Marriott, Fort Collins, Colorado

This complimentary 3-hour short course is specifically designed for undergraduates (or post-graduates new to LCA), to provide an introduction to life-cycle assessment (LCA). In this course you will learn the basics of the LCA method and its application to real-life situations.

LCA provides a holistic quantitative technique to evaluate environmental impacts of products, systems, and technologies. It provides a valuable tool for environmental analysis and decision making. This course will provide an introduction to LCA methods, techniques, results, and applications. On completion of this course you will have an understanding of life cycle thinking and why it is important in environmental decision making; explain the basics of the LCA method and interpret its results, and discuss the advantages and limitations of LCA in practice. The course will cover an introduction to life-cycle thinking, methods of LCA, results in interpretation, applications, and hands-on case studies.